Forget Everything You Know About Paper
Ana Hagopian is a jeweler who modifies paper to create volume, and nature-inspired shapes. Despite the physical fragility of these pieces, they are dynamic, avant garde and provocative. Ana remarks on this contrast in the bio on her site:
“My source of inspiration is nature and its infinite creations, its limitless colours, its surprising textures. paper is contradictory, provocative and humble because it is ephemeral. using it as a material has its roots in the philosophy of arte povera, which restores the value of the idea, intuition, thought and the individual. when i’m creating my works, i unconsciously seek primal contact, the constant wonder of childhood, the magical vision that transforms the prosaic and everyday into something new and marvellous. my process is intuitive, through my hands i come into contact with the material, which guides me towards the final form.”
Ana attended the Fine Arts University in Buenos Aires and has exhibited her work all over the world, most recently in Paris. Her Atelier is now based in Barcelona.
Learn more about this promising and industrious designer at www.anahagopian.com/
Here are some of my favorite pieces from her most recent collection